Erroll Garner My Silent Love

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My Silent Love Garner Errol 1962

Errol , just turned 41, is seen and heard here in a performance in Amsterdam in 1962. Together with drummer Kelly Martin and bassist Eddy Calhoun they bring you My Silent Love.
It is amazing to see, where obviously Errol plays an improvised intro, the bassist watches in anticipation when the great man will come in with the chorus. Errol , after playing about a minute of introduction just turns and smiles , then suddenly with a definite nod, the band picks up and sets in one of these perfect tempos.
What a performer!
Born in 1921 he was a self-taught pianist who never learned to read music, Erroll Garner was nevertheless one of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1950s. His swinging piano and gift for melody kept him on the top of the charts, and his most memorable tune, "Misty" was a pop hit for many different artists between 1959 and 1975

2 comments

so good !
By shure97 6 years ago
and sitting on a telephonebook. Thanks for this Bob.
By Thea van der Minne 8 years ago